- The definition of a lee is a sheltered or protected area, or the direction away from the wind.
An example of a lee is a basement in a tornado.
- shelter; protection
- a sheltered place, esp. one on that side of anything away from the wind
- Naut. the side or direction away from the wind
Origin: Middle English le from Old English hleo, shelter, akin to Old Norse hle, Dutch lij, German lee (in leesense ) from Indo-European an unverified form leu- from base an unverified form el-, warm from source Classical Latin calere, to be warm
- designating, of, or on the side sheltered or away from the wind
- ☆ facing or located in the direction toward which a glacier moves
Origin: var. of Leigh; also short for Leroya masculine and feminine name
- Lee, Ann 1736-84; Eng. mystic: founder of the Shakers in America (1776)
- Lee, Charles 1731-82; Am. general in the Revolutionary War, born in England
- Lee, Henry 1756-1818; Am. general in the Revolutionary War & statesman: called Light-Horse Harry Lee
- Lee, Richard Henry 1732-94; Am. Revolutionary statesman: signer of the Declaration of Independence: cousin of Henry
- Lee, Robert E(dward) 1807-70; commander in chief of the Confederate army in the Civil War: son of Henry
- Lee, Tsung-Dao 1926-; Chin. physicist in the U.S.
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- Nautical The side away from the direction from which the wind blows.
- An area sheltered from the wind: in the lee of the boulder.
- Cover; shelter.
- Nautical Of or relating to the side sheltered from the wind: the lee gunwale.
- Located in or facing the path of an oncoming glacier. Used of a geologic formation.
Origin: Middle English le, from Old English hlēo, shelter, protection; see kelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
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